VALLEY WINTERGUARD 2019
Thanks for your interest in our winterguard
program. The training and tryouts are
designed to provide instruction to new potential members, review technique for
veteran members, and select the squad that will represent Sun Valley in the
CWEA (Carolina Winter Ensemble Association) competition circuit. NO PREVIOUS TRAINING IS NEEDED. This group does compete, so auditions are
needed to determine trainability and commitment. We are looking to add new members every year,
so be prepared to soak up whatever you can during the training sessions, and
ASK FOR HELP if you are unsure. Both the
instructor and veteran members are here to help! Students who are not selected for
Winterguard are highly encouraged to return for our marching band colorguard
tryouts in the spring.
Oct. 30 / Nov. 1, Nov. 5, 6, 7, 8 5pm-7:30pm
SVHS Band Room (located beside main student parking lot)
REHEARSALS / CONTESTS
The season runs November thru March. Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
(5pm-8pm), and Saturdays (to be determined, plan for most of the day). Contests are on Saturdays and can be full day
events, depending on the individual performance and awards times.
NEW THIS YEAR
>>> Students will be required to provide their own transportation
to all contests, with the exception of one of the contests, which is about 2
hours away. We will provide a bus to
***Students must be able to commit to weekly rehearsal and
competitions as scheduled.
If selected for the squad, there
is a participation fee of $400. This can
be paid all at once or in installments.
If selected for the squad, the first payment will be due Monday,
November 19th. Fees help
cover instruction, costume, equipment use, and contest registration fees. The participation fee will also help cover
the cost of transportation to one (1) contest, which is about a 2 hour
drive. All other contest locations are
within 45 minutes to an hour drive. Students are responsible for providing
their own transportation to all other contests.
Exact location and times for each event will be shared out closer to the
event. Additional expenses, beyond the
$400 fee might include footwear, team shirt, or gloves as determined by the
instructor. To put this in perspective,
students will be receiving close to 20 hours of dance and choreography
instruction each week once the full season is in swing. This is much less expensive than dance
instruction once per week at a local studio.
|2016 Gold Medalist CWEA Finals Scholastic AAA Class|